Law schools have a responsibility to equip students for practice in the 21st century. Law teachers must be equipped to teach a range of skills in the context of relevant ethics and professional values. Legal educators must also have the capacity to create learning environments that promote student learning success and well-being. This subject canvasses: the skills, values and professional attitudes required by lawyers in 2020; the methods used for teaching, learning and assessing skills and values; a variety of approaches to integrating skills, values and professional attitudes within the law curriculum; the procedures used to evaluate program effectiveness; the institutional rules and routines required to support such a program and the way in which the program is related to, and can be integrated with, other parts of the curriculum – both horizontally and vertically. The subject is developed and delivered with the conviction that lawyers need to be more than knowledgeable about the law and technically competent – they must also be able to employ a range of practical skills, self-regulate, be ethically committed and caring professionals, and be committed to independent and life-long learning.
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1. Be able to critically evaluate teaching practices and pedagogies in terms of their suitability for diverse law student cohorts. 2. Be an effective, reflective, and professional legal educator. 3. Be a critical and creative legal educator.
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
Future offerings not yet planned.